It’s amazing to watch the evolution of Flash Storage. From early development in the 1980s to the arrival in enterprise storage systems in 2008, all along people have predicted the year of Flash! Well, I believe that we can say 2016 is the year of Flash! Why? Here are 10 … READ MORE
The Source Episode #6: Flash Storage. If you know me, you know that I’ve spent a lot of time in the middle of EMCs Flash initiatives, as documented at www.insideflash.com. It’s only natural for me to have Dan Cobb, VP of Flash and Non-Volatile Strategy on The Source. XtremIO is … READ MORE
XtremIO Oracle Database Consolidation with Sam Lucido: When the EMC Global Solutions Team set out to demonstrate the Oracle Database consolidation capabilities of XtremIO, they had three primary goals. Simplify database consolidation – consolidate mixed-workload, test/dev with performance at scale. Maximize DBA Productivity – simplify provisioning, reduce downtime and accelerate … READ MORE
The EMC SAP Solutions Team recently worked directly with an EMC customer to better understand exactly how XtremIO could redefine SAP for them. The White Paper produced provides real-life SAP experiences and reports key SAP specific measurements. You’ll find details for Performance Gains, Consolidation & Operations Efficiencies, Cost Savings and how XtremIO simplified their SAP Deployment.
EMC’s XtremIO all-flash array has had a blockbuster year by all measures. While celebrating the fact that the XtremIO product line not only leads the industry in revenue and market share, it also is the fastest-growing storage array in EMC history. XtremIO array sales rocketed to a $500 million annualized … READ MORE
As one of the industry’s most successful joint ventures of all time, the speed and scale of VCE’s success in pioneering and validating the converged infrastructure market has been unprecedented and established CI as a mainstream market segment, with VCE as the clear leader. With today’s announcement from VCE, EMC … READ MORE
It’s hard to believe, but it has been a full year since InsideFlash Episode #13 when I last interviewed Josh Goldstein. Josh is the VP of Product Management & Marketing for XtremIO. A year ago at VMWorld 2013, XtremIO was in Directed Availability, and everyone wanted to know what exactly EMC was working on. The primary focus of XtremIO then was Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, VDI. The always on in-line deduplication at memory speeds made VDI a natural fit for XtremIO, and it continues to be a great use case.
VSPEX has always been about flexibility. We’ve heard from customers that they want an easy to deploy data center solution, but they also want to be able to choose their favorite networking vendor, server vendor, management tools, and even how they’ll rack, cable, and power the solution. That’s why we’ve … READ MORE
It’s not a secret that one of my favorite products within EMC is VPLEX. VPLEX is a product that means different things to different people. Some look at it as a data migration solution while others look at it in its true flash and glory meaning – a distributed cache … READ MORE
When EMC launched XtremIO in November 2013, the big message was to “Xpect More” from all-flash arrays. Performance gains are table stakes in this arena and we urge our customers to look beyond an IOPS boost gained with flash to more important things like consistent and predictable performance (not just … READ MORE
We talk about it all the time, Flash is transforming IT. It’s transforming the way we work, the way we network, the way we shop, and the way we communicate.